Following Wendy Clark's Departure, What's Next for Dentsu?

A new global leadership team coupled with frequent changes has clients on the edge of their seats

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When Wendy Clark took Dentsu International’s top position, her remit included turning a holding company bloated with hundreds of individual agencies into one streamlined powerhouse. She also joined cognizant of Dentsu’s eventual plans to consolidate Dentsu International and Dentsu Japan Network, creating the need for just one CEO across the company.

According to a Dentsu spokesperson, “It was Wendy’s decision to step down. She leaves Dentsu amicably and with our best wishes.”

With Clark’s departure accelerating the timetable of the final merger to become One Dentsu, Clark leaves Dentsu International consolidated but not without questions about the state of the company.

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